fi-compass news

May 2016
04.05.2016
Microcredit and guarantee instruments in Italy’s Marche region
Sharing knowledge and experience about financial instruments in action is a central part of the fi-compass remit. Such ... Read the full story
April 2016
26.04.2016
Financial instruments' potential for promoting energy efficiency
Financial instruments using the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) can support energy efficiency projects that are ... Read the full story
22.04.2016
Microcredit insights from Hungary
Small and micro-sized businesses form important parts of the Member States’ economies and fi-compass provides advice about ... Read the full story
20.04.2016
Member States seminar series: Cyprus
Picture: Georgia Christofidou, Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development, Cyprus Financial instruments ... Read the full story
15.04.2016
Financial instruments for agriculture and rural development
Financial instruments for agriculture and rural development will be the focus of two new macro-regional fi-compass seminars that ... Read the full story
14.04.2016
Financial instruments under the European Social Fund promoting Social Impact Investment
Member States can use the European Social Fund (ESF) to support financial instruments such as loans, guarantees or equity products. These ... Read the full story
12.04.2016
Local advice about financial instruments from the Enterprise Europe Network
Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) are among the most common group of final recipients for financial instruments using the European ... Read the full story
06.04.2016
New summary (in 23 languages) of guidelines on combining European Structural and Investment Funds with the European Fund for Strategic Investments
The European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) – the heart of the Investment Plan for Europe - and European Structural and Investment ... Read the full story
05.04.2016
Member States seminar series: France
Picture: Florence Clermont-Brouillet, Department of European Affairs, CGET, France Financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were ... Read the full story
05.04.2016
New fi-compass case study focuses on business loans in Malta
The latest case study published by fi-compass presents a First Loss Portfolio Guarantee (FLPG) fund implemented in Malta from 2011 ... Read the full story
March 2016
29.03.2016
EU-wide research study sheds light on SME financing patterns
Fi-compass provides advisory services on financial instruments funded by European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). A key ... Read the full story
24.03.2016
Member States seminar series: Lithuania
Picture: Sigitas Mitkus, Ministry of Finance, Lithuania Financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a seminar ... Read the full story
18.03.2016
Member States seminar series: Estonia
Picture: Kerstin Liiva, Ministry of Finance, Estonia On 15 March 2016, financial instruments delivering ESI Funds were discussed at a ... Read the full story
17.03.2016
fi-compass workshop supports the development of Greek microfinance
Microfinance and the social economy were discussed at a fi-compass EaSI TA workshop on 2 March in Athens.  The workshop built on ... Read the full story
17.03.2016
Estonia launches new rural development loan funds
    Europe's first EAFRD financial instrument in 2014-2020 has now been launched by Estonia's Ministry of Rural Affairs. Estonia, ... Read the full story
17.03.2016
fi-compass events help to build knowhow in using financial instruments
The fi-compass seminar series is continuing to attract a wide range of participants who are interested in learning about financial ... Read the full story
17.03.2016
Promoting economically viable financial instruments for public infrastructure
European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) programmes can use financial instruments to develop public infrastructure projects that ... Read the full story
17.03.2016
Expanding the outreach of fi-compass online advisory services
A number of channels are used to raise awareness about the fi-compass advisory services and online communication continues to ... Read the full story
17.03.2016
Assessing the value added of loan funds in the agricultural sector - Interview with Szilvia Bencze on Hungary’s programming in 2014-2020
Szilvia Bencze works at the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture and she presented her managing authority’s experience with financial ... Read the full story
17.03.2016
Financial instruments for SMEs are a top priority for fi-compass stakeholders
As part of the ongoing actions to ensure that fi-compass remains aligned with stakeholders’ needs, a user survey was carried out ... Read the full story